A Time of Change - NICMAs Annual Conference

Come and hear how tax free childcare will affect you. Information includes:

  • Tax Free Childcare policy aims
  • Eligibility
  • How to sign up and why
  • Current parent take up
  • Service issues and improvements HMRC are making
  • Timeline- next steps
  • Demonstration of childcare choices website and calculator
  • Question & Answer Session

Morning Session

Coffee & Scones on arrival
Opening Address, Mayor
Welcome, Patricia Lewsley-Mooney, NICMA Director
HMRC - Tax Free Childcare
Hot Buffet Lunch

Afternoon Session

Workhops (choice of one)

1.Using Music to Encourage Children's Development and Learning
This Workshop will show you how music can play an important role in developing a child's communication, physical, social, emotional and behavioural needs.
Emma Donnelly, Music Therapy Connections NI

2.Unpacking Play for Older Children
This interactive workshop will explore methods for engaging older children in play activities. Participants will gain a better understanding of the need for play, to be creative and inclusive when planning, designing and implementing play spaces.
  • Importance of play for the older child
  • The play space
  • Resources and activities for the older child
  • Managing risk in play
Shauneen McCusker, Playboard

3. Exploring the Communication Needs of Children with a Disability
This Workshop will explore communication difficulties of children with a disability, including the impact on a child's behaviour. It is designed to increas childminders knowledge and explore strategies for supporting individual children.
Colette Gray, SENSE

4.Food Hygiene
At this workshop you will learn that food hygiene is much more than cleanliness; it involves taking all measures necessary to ensure the safety of food during preparation, storage, distribution and handling. It will cover such topics as introduction to food hygiene; who is at risk; food contamination, its prevention and storage and temperature control of food.
Leo Larkin, Health & Safety Professionals

Please use the form below to book a place.